Avocado and Grapefruit Tortillas
Flour tortillas buttered and crisped in the oven are a tasty homemade alternative to store-bought tortilla chips. Here they are topped with mashed avocados and grapefruit and garnished with slices of jalapeno and yellow bell pepper.
- Servings: 12
Photography: Dana Gallagher
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1999/2000
- 6 six-inch flour tortillas
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- 3 pink or white grapefruit, peel and pith removed
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper, stemmed and seeded
- 2 avocados, peeled and pitted
- Juice of 1 lime
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 small jalapeno peppers, sliced into rounds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush tortillas with butter; cut each into eight triangles. Arrange on a baking sheet; toast in oven until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Set chips aside. Using a paring knife, remove each grapefruit section; set aside. Cut yellow pepper lengthwise in 1/8-by-1-inch julienne; set aside.
In a medium bowl, mash avocados with a fork until softened with some small pieces. Mix in lime juice, and season with salt and pepper. Heap about 2 teaspoons avocado mixture on each reserved chip, place a reserved grapefruit section on top, and garnish with a reserved yellow pepper slice and jalapeño slices; serve immediately.